Employment with Protea Wellness

Our ideal candidates have knowledge of and commitment to social justice values, have done work

to understand and dismantle systemic oppression, and have clinical experience working with LGBTQIA+

communities. We also value collaboration and a commitment to continued growth.

Protea Wellness is a group therapy practice started with the intention to provide clients with skillful and compassionate care and provide therapists with a supportive and empowering workplace. We want you to absolutely love your job and not be so overworked or overburdened that you can't enjoy your life outside of work.

 

We want to provide the opportunity for you to come in and do the therapy you are passionate about doing, without the crushing caseloads of community mental health, or the overwhelming responsibilities of running your own private practice.

 

We hire associate and fully licensed mental health clinicians (LMHCA, LMFTA, LICSWA, LMHC, LMFT, LCISW, PhD or PsyD). The right addition to our team will be social justice minded, queer & trans competent, committed to co-creating a non-shaming workplace, and interested in ongoing professional development and collaboration.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in counseling or related field

  • Active license in the State of Washington

  • Available to build up to at least 20 hours of clinical work per week

  • Experience working with youth on the spectrum and youth with behavioral issues, or a fierce desire to learn about this and work with this population

  • You seek feedback from and collaboration with clinical director and other clinicians in the practice, and respond to feedback with openness and grace

  • You are able and willing to consistently respond to clients, the clinical director and other clinicians within 24 hours of contact, and to complete clinical notes within 24 hours of a session

  • Ability to be humble and accountable, admit areas of growth, and work to remedy problems with the help of others in the practice with a spirit of generosity

  • Desire to continue learning about oppression and privilege, and how it impacts the clients we work with, and ourselves

 

Other Qualification Preferences:

  • Prefer you have experience working with children as young as 3 and enjoy working with young kids

  • Experience working with LGBTQIA+ youth

  • Have at least one specialization for counseling services (e.g.: behavioral issues, ASD, OCD, etc...)

 

This position is not suited to someone who is interested in pursuing other private or group practice endeavors. We are looking for a clinician who is excited to be part of our growing community of practitioners.

 

Hours:

We understand that you may be transitioning out of a full time or part time job, so you will have some flexibility in scheduling. It is expected that you will be available to work at least one weekend day or weekday evenings for the first year, with the option to move to Monday-Friday after that.

 

When your caseload is full you will be available to hold at least 20 client sessions and complete 2-5 hours of (paid) administrative time for notes, consults, etc. per week. Clinicians have ample support and resources to build a full-time caseload of 20-30 clients per week

 

We Provide:

  • A steady stream of referrals

  • Competitive compensation, based on a split fee system. Associates take 50% of fees collected ($58.91-$77.50/hr) and Fully Licensed clinicians take 55% ($64.80-$96.25/hr). Clinicians are also paid an administrative hourly rate ($20 for Associates and $22 for Fully Licensed) for non-clinical hours, and opportunity to earn extra income if you choose to write blog entries

  • Premera Platinum low deductible health insurance plan, paid 75% by Protea when 20 clients per week is reached, and 100% if you see 25+ clients per week

  • Liability insurance

  • 401K with variable yearly matching

  • Complete billing support

  • Numerous monthly consult groups

  • Yearly training stipend for continuing education and subscription to Clearly Clinical with opportunity for Protea to pay for larger, more expensive trainings

  • Yearly bonus based on average client load and number of years at Protea Wellness

  • Comfortable office space (or support working via telehealth), with ample parking available and close proximity to multiple bus lines

  • Paid time for documentation/administrative work and networking/marketing

  • HIPAA compliant EHR, phone line, email and fax

  • Marketing on Protea Wellness' website, Facebook page, and other online marketing

  • If fully licensed: credentialing with Regence, Premera, Cigna, and First Choice (this sometimes takes a few months)

  • The ability to manage your own schedule, choose a documentation style that works for you, and work collaboratively with other therapists

  • Clinical supervision if you are an associate-level clinician

Thank you for your interest in working with us! If you'd like to apply, please send cover letter and resume to Jennifer at: info@ProteaWellness.org and fill out our supplemental application here: Protea Supplemental Application

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Protea Wellness prioritizes providing a safe and supportive workplace for BIPOC and queer/trans clinicians